Local Plan

local plan

What is a Local Plan?

As the planning authority, we must have a Local Plan which sets out our policies. These are essential when making planning application decisions. Independent inspectors review and examine these plans before they are formally adopted and put into place.

Adopted Local Plan 2006-2031

The Tamworth Local Plan 2006-2031 outlines the spatial vision for sustainable development in the Borough up to 2031 and how it will be achieved against a set of objectives. The document sets out the planning policies and identifies site specific allocations for development.

The Tamworth Local Plan 2006-2031 was Adopted by Council on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 after the conclusion of its independent examination.

The Adopted Local Plan 2006-2031forms the primary development plan for the Borough of Tamworth and replaces the previous Local Plan 2001-2011.

The adopted Local Plan and its accompanying documents are available to view below;

These documents are available to view by clicking the links above or at the below locations at normal opening hours;

  • Tamworth Borough Council Office, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ
  • Tamworth Library, Corporation Street, Tamworth, B79 7DN
  • Glascote Library, Caledonian, Glascote, B77 2ED
  • Wilnecote Library, Wilnecote High School, Tinkers Green Road, Wilnecote, Tamworth, B77 5LF

Full details of opening hours are available by viewing the Adoption Statement above.

The Adoption Statement also provides information on the process to Challenge the Local Plan within 6 weeks from the adoption of the Plan. 


Tamworth Borough Council submitted the Tamworth Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate on the 6 February 2015.

Hearing Sessions at an Examination in Public were held over a two week period in June 2015.

The Inspectors report was published on 2nd February 2016 which concluded that the Local Plan is sound and legally compliant, subject to the Inspectors Main Modifications. The adopted Local Plan incorporates the modifications recommended by the Inspector with the addition of a number of other modifications to ensure accuracy. The Inspectors Report, Main and Other modifications are available to view below;

These documents are also available to view at the above locations.

Background documents to the examination and supporting evidence for the local plan are available to view in the Examination Library.

Further Information, or advice can be obtained by phoning 01827 709709 or by emailing: developmentplan@tamworth.gov.uk.